Mother’s Day Flowers

So, in the UK Mother’s Day is April 2nd and I’m busy making cards for friends. I love making mother’s day cards because I really love my mother! I think even though these are for someone else’s mom, I probably make them with my favorite person in the back of my mind. And, I can pull out all my favorite floral stamps as I think moms generally go for that stuff!

I remember seeing this sketch over at Karen’s blog, The Sweetest Thing, and really was struck by it & wanted to play along. Alas, time was not on my side. But, I’ve used in anyway for my cards today. Got to use lots of yummy new My Mind’s Eye & Crate Paper on these cards. Apologies for the bad pictures as well!!

This last card definitely reminds me of spring & also uses some green, so I’m entering it into the current challenge over at Wee Memories.

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This is embarrassing,…

But, I thought I would share some pictures of my craft space (and very messy apartment!!) and ask for some advice. In an ideal world, my crafting space would look something like this, or this.

I live in a small 2 bedroom, furnished (hence the ugly curtains) apartment in London and I REALLY struggle with space for all my supplies. I have a set of shelves in our spare room and a small work table in our living room…but, lately a lot of my stuff lives on my dresser, the floor, kitchen table, etc.

I did a big stock up of materials over the holidays back home in the states (see image below!). In my extremely jet lagged state these are living in a very unorganized pile on the spare bed. As I am currently a zombie (my working day feels like 12am – 8am, thank you, California) and I have not had the energy to tackle this pile of goodies.


But, when I do muster up the energy all of this has to fit somewhere on here:


Or crammed onto my work table here:


So, the question is – how can I make better use of my space?? I think I need a new method for storing ribbon – I use Tupperware containers and I think something wall-mounted would be better. 
Also, what is the best method for storing clear stamps? I recently purchased photo albums as I thought this would be ideal, but I can barely fit any in the albums I bought without making them 4 times their original size — maybe I should have gone with ring bound albums instead??

Lastly, I think a purge of supplies is definitely in order!
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